Stratasys Boom Supersonic and Stratasys partnership to improve aircraft development speed with 3D- printing
USA - 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, Stratasys, and Boom Supersonic have announced a technical partnership to bring the commercial airline industry one step closer towards routine supersonic travel, the company reported.
Aimed at shaping the future of high-speed aviation, the three-year agreement was signed to help Boom accelerate the production of advanced tooling and production-grade aircraft parts based on Stratasys FDM 3D-printing technology.
By leveraging the design freedom, production speed and heightened cost efficiencies of additive manufacturing, Boom plans for the first flight of XB-1, its supersonic demonstrator, to take place next year. The company is deploying Stratasys FDM-based Fortus 450mc and F370 3D printers – both designed to produce on-demand parts leveraging production-grade thermoplastics as well as advanced manufacturing tools that perform even under aviation’s most challenging environments.
According to Stratasys, the agreement will allow Boom to take advantage of Stratasys 3D-printing solutions, materials and expert services. The 3D-printing solutions will advance speed, cost savings and performance across critical engineering and manufacturing processes at Boom's headquarters in Denver, Colorado.